'Bagyong Ambo' PAGASA weather update May 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Ambo' (international name: Vongfong) maintains its strength and now bringing destructive winds and heavy to intense rainfall over Bondoc Peninsula in Southern Quezon and Burias Island, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:00 am bulletin on Friday, May 15, 2020.

5PM UPDATE'Bagyong Ambo' slightly weakens, now approaching Northern Quezon

'Bagyong Ambo' PAGASA weather update May 15, 2020

At 7:45 am today, Typhoon 'Ambo' has made sixth landfall, this time over San Andres, Quezon. Other landfall information are the following:
  • 3:00 am today: Burias Island, Masbate
  • 12:00 am today: Ticao Island, Masbate
  • 10:30 pm (May 14): Capul Island, Northern Samar
  • 10:15 pm (May 14): Dalupiri Island, Northern Samar
  • 12:15 pm (May 14): San Policarpo, Eastern Samar

READ: Trees filled with roof materials as 'Ambo' makes landfall in Eastern Samar

At 7:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon 'Ambo' was located based on all available data including those from Daet Doppler Radar over the coastal waters of San Andres, Quezon.

'Ambo' has maximum sustained winds of up to 125 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 165 km/h. It is moving Northwestward at 15 km/h.

Forecast Positions
  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): In the vicinity of Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya
  • 48 Hour (Sunday morning):50 km West Southwest of Basco, Batanes
  • 72 Hour (Monday morning): 435 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes
  • 96 Hour (Tuesday morning):1,470 km Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR)

'Bagyong Ambo' PAGASA weather update May 15, 2020


TCWS #3 (121-170 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 18 hours) -affected areas may experience strong to destructive typhoon-force winds during the passage of the typhoon.
  • western portion of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Cabusao, Libmanan, Pamplona, Pasacao, San Fernando, Minalabac, Bula, Balatan)
  • extreme western portion of Camarines Norte (Santa Elena)
  • Burias Island
  • Marinduque
  • eastern portion of Quezon (Polillo, Infanta, Real, Mauban, Pagbilao, Sampaloc, eastern Tayabas, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Plaridel, Unisan, Gumaca, Pitogo, Perez, Alabat, Quezon, Tagkawayan, Calauag, Lopez, Macalelon, General Luna, Catanauan, Buenavista, Guinayangan, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Andres, San Francisco)
  • eastern portion of Laguna (Santa Maria, Famy, Siniloan, Pangil, Pakil, Mabitac, Paete, Kalayaan, Lumban, Cavinti)

TCWS #2 (61-120 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 24 hours) - affected areas may experience strong to damaging gale/storm-force winds during the passage of the typhoon.
  • southeastern portion of Pangasinan (Mangatarem, Urbiztondo, Bayambang, Bautista, Basista, Malasiqui, Alcala, Sto. Tomas, Urdaneta, Villasis, Rosales, Asingan, Sta. Maria, Balungao, Umingan, San Quintin, Tayug, San Manuel, San Nicolas, Natividad)
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Aurora
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • rest of Laguna
  • the rest of Quezon
  • western portion of Masbate (Balud, Mandaon, Aroroy, Baleno, Masbate City, Mobo, Uson, Milagros) including Ticao Island
  • rest of Camarines Norte
  • rest of Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • southern portion of Catanduanes (San Andres, Virac, Bato
  • eastern portion of Romblon (Banton, Corcuera, Calatrava, San Agustin, Romblon, Magdiwang, San Fernando, Cajidiocan)

TCWS #1 (30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours) - affected areas may experience strong to near gale-force winds during the passage of the typhoon.
  • Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
  • Isabela
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • rest of Pangasinan
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Abra
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • Zambales
  • Bataan
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • rest of Catanduanes
  • rest of Masbate
  • rest of Romblon
  • extreme northeastern portion of Capiz (Pilar, Panay, Roxas, Ivisan),
  • northeastern portion of Iloilo (Carles, Balasan, Estancia, Batad)
  • western portion of Northern Samar (San Vicente, Capul, San Antonio, Allen, Victoria, San Isidro, Biri, Lavezares, Rosario, San Jose)

'Bagyong Ambo' PAGASA weather update May 15, 2020

Heavy Rainfall Outlook

Today: Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Bicol Region, Quezon, Aurora, Marinduque, Laguna, Rizal, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino.

Tomorrow (May 16): Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Aurora, and Nueva Ecija.

Residents in these areas are advised to take appropriate measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the local rainfall or thunderstorm advisories and heavy rainfall warnings from PAGASA Regional Services Divisions (PRSD). Flooding and rain-induced landslides may occur in highly to very highly susceptible areas during heavy or prolonged rainfall.

Coastal Water Conditions and Storm Surge Information

In the next 24 hours, storm surge height of up to 2.0 meters may be experienced over the coastal areas of Bicol Region, Quezon, and Aurora which may result to potentially life-threatening coastal inundation.

Sea travel is risky for all types of seacrafts over the seaboards of areas under TCWS.

— The Summit Express

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